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Utku | 14 comments Hello,

I can not achieve to merge these books:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

can anyone help me please?


message 2: by Joneen (new)

Joneen (belovedjg) | 99 comments Hi Utku! I have merged the two editions. :)

According to the merge editions section in the librarian's manual (https://www.goodreads.com/help/librar...) , in order to merge two identical editions, you must:

-separate them out from any other editions
-then combine them with each other

Then, once they are combined as the only 2 editions of a single work, go to the book edit page for the edition you want to remove, scroll down to the bottom, and click on "delete book."

This will merge all the reviews for that edition with the other one.

You can then re-combine the remaining edition with the other editions you had separated it out from.

As the librarian's manual says, though, keep in mind this only works with books that have been shelved less than five times - for books shelved more than five times, a super librarian will have to do it, rather than us regular librarians. ;-)

Hope that helps!


Utku | 14 comments Hey Joneen,

Thank you for your help.

I have done what exactly you wrote, and i read the librarians manuals that part. When i done these it says "that edition will be deleted shortly" but it still stayed on. I can not understand what i have done wrong.


message 4: by Renske (new)

Renske | 11457 comments It can take some time before a merge goes through. Where are you looking if the merge has gone through? A common confusion is that on a book page the 'other editions' part has a cache. If you want to see if a merge is done, checking the all editions list is a better way. Or look at the librarian change log.


Utku | 14 comments I found more books to be merged, i will try today. And i will have more patience this time.

Thank you for your answers.


message 6: by Joneen (new)

Joneen (belovedjg) | 99 comments Utku,

Since I already merged the two books you initially listed, I'm assuming you must be trying to merge two other books?

It does take a little bit of time before a merge goes through, but a good way to see the change is to note how many other editions there were initially (before you separated out the the ones you were trying to merge), and then notice how many editions are after you re-combine the edition that you didn't delete.

When I worked on the books you started this thread about, there had been 21 other editions listed, now it shows only 20 other editions. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Also, if you click on "All editions" and scroll through them, you'll see there is now only one copy of the Turkish edition, whereas before there were two.

So if you do these same checks on whatever books you're working on now - check the number of other editions, and scroll through the "All editions" page, you should be able to verify that the merge happened and the duplicate edition was deleted.


message 7: by Joneen (new)

Joneen (belovedjg) | 99 comments Oops, I skimmed Renske's comment too fast! Since the "Other editions" section does have a cache, definitely checking the "All editions" page is your better choice, as Renske said.


Utku | 14 comments Hi again Joneen,

Yes i found "assassin's creed 2 aquilus" books Turkish editions are the same and has to be merged. So after work i will try to merge them.


message 9: by Joneen (new)

Joneen (belovedjg) | 99 comments Sounds good, good luck!


message 10: by Utku (new) - rated it 3 stars

Utku | 14 comments Well now i checked

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

one is shelved 5 times and one is shelved 7 times, so i can not merge them right?


message 11: by free (new)

free (frdn) | 5201 comments Utku wrote: "Well now i checked

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

one is shelved 5 times and one is shelved 7 times,..."


separated, merged & recombined...
actually, the edition with no info only has 1 shelved...


message 12: by Utku (new) - rated it 3 stars

Utku | 14 comments Oh, thank you fRee i should be more careful from now on.


message 13: by Maddy (new)

Maddy | 1 comments Hi, I've found a duplicate that should be merged/combined:

Kidnapped at the Altar:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

And this one has a typo in the title, should be "...the Power of Love":
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Thanks!


message 14: by Joneen (new)

Joneen (belovedjg) | 99 comments Hi Maddy - both done!


message 15: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14584 comments But please start a new thread in future, as this one is for a specific book :)


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